Calendar of Events

JASNA Cen Cal events are often a combination of Book Discussions, Community Talks, and Social Events. 


“You can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s”: Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen’s Time.

Saturday, January 19, 2019. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Illustrated presentation and discussion by JASNA President Claire Bellanti
Woodward Park Library, Fresno. Free and open to the public.
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Meeting and Book Discussion on Emma

March 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Woodward Park Regional Library, Fresno. Free and open to the public.


March 21 – 30. “Emma” plays at Fresno Pacific Theater Arts. Directed by member Brooke Aiello.  More information:

An Exploration of the Regency Wardrobe with Brooke Aiello.

WHEN: Saturday, June 15th. Time, location and further information TBA.


Meeting and Book Discussion on Sense and Sensibility.

WHEN: SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: TBA, Fresno County Library Location
COST: Free and open to the public.

“Pride and Pop-culture”: Looking For Mr. Darcy in Mass Media

Saturday, October 12. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Illustrated presentation and discussion by Bianca Hernandez, co-creator of “Drunk Austen
Location: TBA. Free and open to the public.

This program seeks to discuss Mr. Darcy in pop-culture, starting with the novel itself, charting a course through movies, television and more to highlight the odd legacy that has developed around Jane Austen’s beloved hero.



September 21: JASNA NorCal is hosting Dr. Devoney Looser to discuss her edition of “Sense and Sensibility.” Time and location TBA.  Website:

September 21: Bay Area English Regency Society is hosting a “Sense and Sensibility Ball” from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the San Mateo Masonic Lodge.  Info:

JASNA Annual General Meeting

October 4 – 6, 2019. Williamsburg, VA. JASNA’s national convention of Janeites gathers in Virginia to study Austen, share ideas, and meet friends, old and new. Only JASNA members are invited to attend.



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